Welcome to the Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC) website. Our Mission Statement safeguarding birds and their habitats to ensure their long-term survival! VARC is a Registered Canadian Charity (#82118 2656 RR0001) passionately dedicated to wild bird RESEARCH, CONSERVATION and EDUCATION.
We support these three vital areas through two key components:
- Collecting data and conducting research on bird populations; and
- Performing public outreach and education to raise awareness of environmental issues as they relate to birds.
We believe that research, monitoring and data collection are vital in guiding successful management action for habitat conservation.
We are committed to taking positive action for change and to use the knowledge and data we collect to influence policy makers at local, provincial and federal levels.
We strongly believe that education is the first step in safeguarding birds and their habitats. We offer an extensive variety of public outreach programs, lectures and workshops for both adults and youth, to raise awareness of environmental issues as they relate to birds.